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recent presidential town hall, the 2008 meeting of senators barack obama and john mccain. this debate was the second of three held during that campaign. it took place at belmont university in nashville, tennessee. the questions came from undecided voters from the nashville area. and moderator tom brock awe was allowed to include questions submitted online. this is almost two hours. -- >> good evening from belmont university in nashville, tennessee. i'm tom brokaw of nbc news. and welcome to this second presidential debate, sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's debate is the only one with a town hall format. the gallup organization chose 80 uncommitted voters from the nashville area to be here with us tonight, and earlier today, each of them gave me a copy of their question for the candidates. from all of these questions and from tens of thousands submitted online, i have selected a long list of excellent questions on domestic and foreign policy. neither the commission nor the candidates have seen the questions. and although we won't be able to get to all of th
meeting of senators john mccain and president obama. this was held at belmont university in tennessee. the questions came from undecided voters from the nashville area. tom brokaw was allowed to include questions submitted on- line. this is almost two hours. >> good evening from belmont university in nashville, tennessee. i'm tom brokaw of nbc news. and welcome to this second presidential debate, sponsored by the commission on presidential debates. tonight's debate is the only one with a townhall format. the gallup organization chose 80 uncommitted voters from the nashville area to be here with us tonight. and earlier today, each of them gave me a copy of their question for the candidates. from all of these questions -- and from tens of thousands submitted online -- i have selected a long list of excellent questions on domestic and foreign policy. neither the commission nor the candidates have seen the questions. and although we won't be able to get to all of them tonight, we should have a wide-ranging discussion one month before the election. each candidate will have two minutes to r
it was then senator obama, a young first-term senator who did not have very much foreign policy experience was being questioned whether he was up to the test of commander in chief, not just by republicans but by his own vice presidential nominee who said at an event that obama would be tested early if his first term if he was elected by folks around the world as to whether or not he had the meddle to -- mettle to get the job done. they believe he has. listen to the president last night paying his case. >> four years ago i told you i would end the war in iraq. we did. i said i would end the war in afghanistan. we are. i said we would focus on the people who actually attacked us on 9/11. today, osama bin laden is in more. >>reporter: there lab a dip, though, in the president's approval rating regarding handling of foreign policy in the fox news poll and the nbc and "wall street journal" poll in recent weeks after the terror attack in libya. however, in the polls the president is still doing well on foreign policy but the point is, their vulnerability on the issue, especially in recent weeks after the
, senator obama and senator mccain asked us to do one with the podium. they did the same this time with the governor and the president. we are not going to argue about the format as long as they don't touch the integrity of the format itself. we think a better format in getting full discussion of issues in depth of discussion of issues is when you are seated at a table, rather than standing behind a podium. >> no one is more aware than you of all the discussion, and a lot of criticism of the first round of debates this season and how jim lehrer moderated. the commission has put out a statement saying he did exactly the way he wanted, which was a much more open format. take us behind the scenes. since that debate happen, how much discussion internally about how to moderate the open format differently this time around. >> susan, nothing has changed. we think jim did exactly what we asked him to do. the only time limits, and they will be tonight also, and the first question is asked, the candidates will have two minutes to respond. after that, there are no other time limits. it is jus
seen him. one person who was close to him said he got the sense that senator obama really wondered if he would be able to continue in politics. >> narrator: and it raised real problems with his wife michelle. >> the bobby rush race was the nadir of the obama marriage. her feeling was, "why are you doing this?" this is the moment when they want two totally different things. you know, barack obama wants political success, and his wife wants a normal life. i asked the president and first lady how long it had taken them to recover from that period, and they said two to three years. so this is a serious toll on their relationship. >> narrator: for mitt romney, growing up in this affluent suburban detroit neighborhood was just about perfect. >> mitt romney did have this rather elite upbringing. a very wealthy community. he is, you know, very well taken care of. >> narrator: mitt was the youngest of four children. >> these are people who just adored their children. and you could see that mitt and his dad had a very special bond. >> the dad stuff just can't be underestimated. george romney
, when you look back at 2008, the debate between senator mccain and then senator obama, senator obama was cutting and slashing in his presentation there, he said some very strong, if not offensive things, to senator mccain. but he also said it with his back to senator mccain. and that was interesting tactic. a direct on offensive, talking to the people asking him the question and saying the god awful things he believed to be true about senator mccain's policies. >> because of that debate, there were critics that said that senator mccain never glanced at senator obama. >> and referred to him as that one, and there was mainstream pressure on that one. we're use today oprah and phil donahue and on the fox news channel and it's the sine quanon, and so policy is important. >> in the future, it's important. but do i have the ability to be friends with the person that's asking the question even though i don't agree with them. >> and you're going to be at the debate. what are you looking for. >> i'm going to be look for the ability to connect with the audience and senator now president obama
was as low as they've ever seen him. one person who was close to him said he got the sense that senator obama really wondered if he would be able to continue in politics >> reporter: and it raised real problems with his wife michelle >> the bobby rush race was the nadir of the obama marriage. her feeling was, why are you doing this? this is the moment when they want two totally different things. you know, barack obama wants political success. and his wife wants a normal life. i asked the president and first lady how long it had taken them to recover from that period? they said two to three years. so this is a serious toll on their relationship. >> woodruff: the choice: 2012 >> woodruff: "the choice 2012" airs on most pbs stations tonight. >> ifill: next, our series on "coping with climate change" looks at how the city of chicago is dealing with ever warmer temperatures, by trying to cool things down with changes to its landscape. we turn again to hari sreenivasan, who traveled there recently. >> that's your grandfather. >> sreenivasan: 15-year-old janell coleman only knows her grandfather thr
romney's 1994 bid for the massachusetts senate seat held by ted kennedy, and barack obama's attempt to unseat a popular illinois congressman, former black panther bobby rush in 2000. this excerpt begins with an ad from the kennedy team that an angry romney attacked when the two men met for a debate. >> mitt romney says he helped create 10,000 jobs. the formers workers in indiana say something else >> i would like to say to the people of massachusetts if you think it can't happen to you, think again because we thought it wouldn't happen here either >> i want to know why you spent millions of dollars showing advertisements of strikers in a company i had nothing to do with. >> kennedy, the veteran, ignored romney's charge >> mr. romney, let's put the ads aside and talk about health care. let's talk about education. let's talk about training. let's talk about new jobs. let's talk about infrastructure. let's talk about our different vision for massachusetts. that's what the people of massachusetts want to talk about. that's what i think they ought to hear about. >> i think about ten or 1
intellect and a prosecutor's drive to countless battles in the senate. president obama came out this afternoon and said that specter was always a fighter from the days of starching out prosecution as a prosecutor in philadelphia and three decades of service in the senate. he was fiercely independent, never putting part or ideology ahead of the people he was chosen to serve. former president george w. bush said he loved our country and served it with integrity for three decades in the united states senate. we appreciate his contributions to america and are grateful for his many years of public service. he died at 11:39 this morning from complications of lymphoma and that the service is going to be on tuesday in penn valley, pennsylvania. he served as a democrat, then a republican, and then a democrat again. he was part of 13 supreme court confirmation hearings and crossed party lines during the robert bork hearing voting against bork which was seen as an important factor in that failed nomination, long before he became pennsylvania's longest serving senator, he was the district a
feed a state senator who was under scandal, who saw barack obama win the u.s. senate race because his main opponent took his wife to strip clubs who won the presidency after eight years of george w. bush. i don't think he's had his back against the wall. i love it. it's fascinating to see the character of this man and see how he responds. >> well, you know, you can't show up to the next debate if you're the president of the united states clearly accompanied by a level of disdain that was so apparent visually. what am i doing here with this guy? he had absolutely no respect for mitt romney. you know, you hear that over and over again internally, but he showed it visually. he showed it when he was on stage with governor romney the other night. he cannot show up like that again. >> it was also a strategy, though. he was playing four corners offense. he felt like he had a lead and took the air out of the ball. he can't afford to do that. there's still four weeks left. he'll be a totally different guy in the next debate. >> i don't think so. i think he arises to the occasion and it will be
-up to the election, then senator barack obama got more than a couple of flags waved. there was the scene of him standing in a stage of iowa, were citing him -- all but one had his hand over his heart during the national anthem. that was barack obama. he explained in independence, iowa, he said, and i quote. my attitude is that i'm less concerned about what you're wearing on your lapel than what is in your heart. well, again, try that with your wife. i love you, but i'm not buying you those big diamond earrings because i'm less concerned with what you wear on your ears and what's inside your heart. president obama was asked again about the pin in an interview in cedar rapids, iowa. he said that the truth is is that right after 9/11, i have been. shortly after 9/11, particularly as we are talking about the iraq war, that became a substitute for true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security. those are his exact words. yes, he said that. it just kept getting worse. the pin he said he didn't like, he actually used to live like until everyone in amer
candidate, my, my, my goodness, all that saed. up tomorrow, president obama slipping in polls going negative. and sour on the campaign trail. producer of 2016, obama's america. desuessal join us, as does trial attorney, peter johnson and senator ron johnson, wrong time friend of congressman paul ryan. in advance of the vice president at debates, we're coming right back. lou: obama supporters, just absolutely going ballistic over the president's disastrous debate performance, and the impact on his re-elect chances, if you are unfamiliar with sul vesullivan a church, he suggestd thht obama is democrats ronald reagan, his latest piece, blasting the president, he is so disappointed with the president, too arrogant to take a core campaign responsibility seriously, that is to actually prepare for a debate. to arrogant to give his supporters what they deserve, hopefully this serves as a lesson toers to news week. a major restaurant chain, testing out new policy of cuts back on full-time jobs to limit financial impact of obama car, darden, restaurants, that own olive garden, and red lobster is no lo
-fragging past president obama in the buckeye state, leading 48-47%. last month in ohio, president obama led 48-47%. ohio senator rob portman is here. good evening, sir. >> gret a. how are you? >> greta: i'm very well. even though it's well within the margin of error and a tick upward, you must be pleased at your -- you are in the game. >> we are pleased with the polling and we are pleased with what is happening on the ground. we just had a rally here we had 13,000 people show up. i am seeing it everywhere. i was in another key part of the state yesterday, there, we had books showing up, they had a staff. we have a lot more energy and enthusiasm than in 2008. that will make a big difference. >> greta: how does this play in in i saw in a poll treflected the fact that governor romney opposed the bailout of g.m. and president obamma was a hero to the g.m. workers in ohio? >> well, it's an interesting situation because people are finding out a lot more about it. president obama actually took general motors and chrysler to a managed bankruptcy, which is what mitt romney sked be done, but to do it so
on the obama administration after a tense house hearing thursday. the senate will now begin their own investigation into the attack. joining me now is the former state department officer and former deputy director of the national security network. joel, glad to have you here. vice president biden criticized for saying he did not know u.s. officials in benghazi had even asked for more support. today, delaware attorney general beau biden coming to his father's defense. >> he was speaking for himself and the president, as you heard jay carney tell you in the briefing room the other day. >> do you think the average voters understands the difference between the state department knowing about those requests and the white house knowing? >> i think the average voter will understand this as this is communicated publicly, and it needs to be communicated. what can't happen is that there becomes a sense that this went to the president's desk. the president does not approve every request for funding for security at our consulates and our embassies overseas. certainly, the administration has been h
. if it wasn't for that rogue banker, barak obama would still be in that swamp called the illinois state senate. > > you also talk about bill clinton. he had dealings with the koch brothers too. > > not only dealings. we wouldn't have had bill clinton without the koch brothers. people talk about the koch brothers as if they're republicans. right now they've invested - they don't make donations, they make investments - in the romney campaign. and they gave $150,000 illegally to bob dole. he got caught, he had to give it back. but then they gave $100,000 to create the democratic leadership council, which is the vehicle that this guy from arkansas rode right into the white house. > > very quickly, why aren't media reporters like you digging these facts up? > > i think they don't have my hat, and even more important is that they don't have the producers that do the old style investigative reporting. i work for bbc. i'm on the top of the nightly news there, the front page of the big paper the guardian. people really don't want to know in america that their elections have been bought up. the subtitle
have taken that deduction. and obama could have turned to help out the people running for senate and house. >> stephanie: all right. could have should have would have -- >> i know. >> next week's format is townhall and obama really shines in that format. >> stephanie: my favorite post of rude this week is entitled simply "paul ryan is a little bitch." >> isn't that wonderful edsy. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: you wrote paul ryan appeared on fox, quote, unquote, news ryan was there because at in point in the election cycle, romney's job is to be the little bitch. [ applause ] >> stephanie: he's true. he is a little high pitched already, isn't he? >> he is. and that's what is going to be fun. i hope they release the biden on on thursday night. just tell him, you know what joe, just take this punk down. >> stephanie: yeah. >> that would be beautiful. the delicate work that biden did on sarah palin back in 2008 was beautiful. he was like some kind of master with a razor, and so -- but he doesn't -- then there was the fear of saying something that could be interpreted
've ever seen him. one person who was close to him said he got the sense that senator obama really wondered if he would be able to continue in politics. >> that was the clip from front lines, the choice 2012, which premiers tomorrow night on pbs and here with us now, the producer, whose team spent the last year interviewing some 100 friends, family and other experts on the candidates. >> it looks like a great, great documently. i would love to see it, but for the fact it's on pbs, looks like it will be defunded. >> not if big bird has his way. >> that is so fascinating, the part of the obama story we don't hear a lot about. like bill clinton's 1980 lost. like george w. bush's 1978 loss. that's where they lose. >> romney got annihilateded by ted kennedy. just devastated. it is an eye opener to watch him in his very first debate get completely slaughtered. it was amazing and everybody in our film says that was the moment. where he said wait a minute, i better grow up. >> so, he responded one way. president obama responded another? >> well, obama had a different problem, too, which is that mic
and senator john mccain cried foul over the obama campaign's new bird ad. >> elmo is -- has been seen in a white suburban he's driving for the border. oscar is hide out in his trash can. we're cracking down on them. governor romney's plan is to let wall street run wild again but he's going to bring the hammer down on sesame street. >> one thing that president obama can't run on is his record, and so big bird, i guess, is a fun thing to talk about. >> good day. i'm andrea mitchell live in washington. president obama and mitt romney are heading back to ohio today in a very different situation than the last time they campaigned in the battleground state. the new pew poll know shows governor romney ahead among likely voters. it's the latest dose of reality for the obama camp in a race that is evolving with only weeks left until election day. joining me for our daily fix, chris cizilla, msnbc contributor and managing editor o of postpolitics.com and mark halperin for "time" and msnbc. joining us from chicago. chris cizilla, first of all to you, the new polls certainly have given a great bu
cain and senator barack obama from 2008. at 8:35 george w. bush and vice president al gore from 2000. at 10: 10:00 p.m., president george h.w. bush, bill clinton and ross perot. next tuesday watch president obama and mitt romney in their town hall debate. c-span's coverage starts at 7:00 eastern. >>> yesterday the newest member of the federal reserve said he supports the fed's most recent round of asset purchases aimed at boosting the economy. jeremy stein also said concerns about the effectiveness of future stimulus efforts by the fed are well-founded. he gave his first public speech since his appointment at the brookings institution in washington. mr. stein is a former economics professor at harvard university and a former senior obama administration advisor to treasury secretary tim geithner. this is about an hour. >> good morning. i'm the vice president and codirector of the economic studies program here at brookings. i'm pleased to introduce one of the newest governors of the federal reserve board, jeremy stein. governor stein swore the oath of office on may 30th, 2012, to fill an unexpire
wedding back in the early '90s being attended by then future senator and president barak obama. that marriage ended in divorce years later. reached out to the campaigns yesterday and asked whether or not this was going to be an issue in terms of impartiality or beliefs in that. both campaigns waived off on it. in terms of the polling numbers, we've seen a lot on presidential candidates, but very little on vice presidential. we do have some to share. joe biden in the negative on the split by three percentage points. paul ryan, plus ten. that might have a lot to do that he's relatively new on the national scene and 16% you see there really can't rate him 'cause they don't know enough about him. paul ryan may do something about that tonight with a national television audience, which will have to compete, and i know this breaks brian's heart, with the yankees-orioles game on television. we know brian is a dedicated political watcher, so he will actually turn off the orioles- yankees game, all of the vice presidential debate. and then all of the breakdown after on fox. so he's goin
a classic et asketch last week. when is president obama going to stop talking about big bird and go after the big stuff and the other guy? >>> also the war in the west, senate races in north dakota, montana, nevada and arizona, they're all toss-ups. tonight a democrat making a, richard carmona is here. >>> and jon stewart takes on the jobbers, the right-leaning conspiracy theorists who say the unemployment numbers were sent in from obama headquarters in chicago. >> it's a [ bleep ] recipe. it's like the radish stew of jobless numbers. >>> finally let me finish with the real differences between these two candidates. this is "hardball," the place for politics. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. nah. [ dennis' voice ] i bet he's got an allstate agent. they can save you up to 30% more by bundling your po
for president obama and steve beshear is the i will plus illustrious governor of the state of kentucky. how can you get elected in this state and mitch mcconnell is your senator. >> kentucky is a bits schizophrenic. we voted for carter and then voted for reagan and then voted for clinton then we voted for bush. we go back and forth on the national scene. >> what are you going to do this time? >> stephanie, thanks for joining us. stephanie cutter has been out there all the time. give me a sense, if you can, of the feeling of inside chicago, inside the headquarters. >> well, you know, chris, it's the same as it has been for months. we have always said and always believed that this is going to be a very close race all the way up until election day. the president wasn't happy with his debate performance. he is looking forward to the next debate to, you know, take romney on, clear up some of those facts that romney wasn't so clear on, and, you know, we're working hard. >> what do you think about -- governor, what do you think about romney's performance last week? i thought it was different than ever
. the worst aspects, the money onerous spending and taxing aspects of obama care may be repealed. secondly, romney made a deal to stop the fiscal tax cliff. he will start in right away. >> assuming he takes the senate. >> this is a time when earnings may not be near as important. >> we shift our economy back to an incentive-based economy and aaway from an entitlement economy. that's the biggest way to sum it up. >> do you have a problem with na? that paradigm that michael just uttered, which the romney paradigm versus the obama paradigm, do you have a problem with that? >> i don't see why anybody has a problem with that. that's a winning argument. to sort of start a fight on the set, i would say if obama is re-elected, the world will not end. it will look less aattractive from an investment environment. >> how many dow points will fall if obama is re-elected in your opinion? >> i would say 10% at least. >> just because obama wins? >> absolutely. >> and his policies? >> i'm just baiting you and see how you come out this. >> the policies are for real. the fact that he wins the stock market.
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obama. not just republicans doing it back then, remember, it was democrats like joe biden who were saying he was going to be tested. he was a young senator. didn't have a lot of experience. they obviously believe in chicago, the president has been tested and passed the test, shep. >> shep: and that attack on the consulate in libya clearly put the president, at least to some degree on defense. >> no doubt about it. if you look at our polling in recent weeks, for example, on the question of who do you trust more to handle foreign policy? the president had a small dip. 352% say they trust him more. 41% would trust mitt romney. that's down for the president from 54% back in september. so clearly that terrorist attack in benghazi has had some effect. that is why mitt romney sees an opening here. he's trying to pounce on it. but the bottom line is even with that dip, the president has a double digit lead over romney in terms of foreign policy handling. >> ed henry live with us. thanks very much. next up, the running mates, vice president joe biden and congressman paul ryan set to face of
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